(92 min. 2008)
DIRECTOR: Charles Officer
SCREENPLAY: Ingrid Veninger, Charles Officer
PRODUCER: Ingrid Veninger
A young boy turns to magic to protect his dying mother and unknowingly conjures a lover for her, and a father for himself.
“This risky, rewarding drama blends emotional naturalism with a formal style in the story of its three titular characters — a young Jamaican-Canadian mother with sickle-cell anemia, an ex-boxer looking for a human connection and a 12-year-old boy.” Liam Lacey, Globe and Mail
“A stupendous soundtrack, telling images, sensitive performances and an honest emotional screenplay.” Sophie Godin, Festival du Nouveau Cinema
“Nurse.Fighter.Boy is a rich exploration of the connections between the healer, the warrior and the child of its title.”Jesse Wente, TIFF